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Jose Canseco

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by LoKyBuckeye, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Updated: Feb. 21, 2005, 10:35 AM ET

    By Darren Rovell

    If Jose Canseco is in need of some money, he isn't doing a great job these days of hiding it.

    Among the items for sale on his Web site are autographed copies of his new book "Juiced" for $58 and an autographed White Sox game jersey for $749.95. Canseco has also offered his 2000 New York Yankees World Series ring for purchase.

    The ring, with 22 major diamonds and 34.5 grams of gold, can be yours for the price of $40,000.

    Ring selling isn't something new in the Canseco family. Canseco sold his 1986 American League Rookie of the Year ring for $5,100, while his twin brother Ozzie sold his 1990 American League Championship ring for $6,000.

    "He's sold his trophies, his World Series rings, sold everything that had true meaning to the average baseball player," Oakland A's teammate Dave Stewart told the Tri-Valley Herald. "He did that because he never really liked the game."

    Canseco's book had an initial run of 150,000 copies, though it is not clear how many have sold or if there will be an additional printing. The book has been among's Top 20 bestsellers for two weeks, but was not listed among the New York Times Top 35 bestselling books on the paper's hardcover non-fiction list Sunday.

    According to reports in the Berkshire Eagle and Lowell (Mass.) Sun, Canseco owes $32,793 in taxes to the state of Massachusetts. But his agent said the slugger was not delinquent in his payments and the misunderstanding was due to the fact the accounting firm that handled Canseco's taxes did not file an income-tax return.

    At this point, Canseco doesn't need money to defend himself against any libel suits. Players named as steroid users in the book -- including Mark McGwire, Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez -- all denied the claims, but none of them has filed lawsuits.

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Wilson Alvarez, who played in Tampa Bay with Canseco, said he considered suing the slugger after he named Wilson as a steroid user, but said filing a lawsuit would be a waste of time.

    "I'll just let it go," Alvarez said.

    When the Yankees claimed Canseco off waivers in August 2000, manager Joe Torre said the team's interest in Canseco left him "stunned" and "surprised." Canseco earned the World Series ring after playing in only 37 games. He had one at-bat in the World Series against the New York Mets and struck out.

    Mike Greenwell, the runner-up to Canseco for the 1988 American League MVP award, said earlier this week that he should be granted the award because Canseco cheated. But claiming the actual award would be complicated since Canseco reportedly sold it for $30,000.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Jose always was an honest fella...

  3. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    What a tool.

    Hell, I didn't even remember him playing for the Yankees...
  4. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Canseco won a WS for the Yanks? No doubt that dumbass Sloopy will all tell us how the latest Canseco bashing is evidence of an anti yankee conspiracy.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Just like the conspiracy against your reps? :slappy:
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I see some can understand sarcasm. :roll1:
  7. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    It's great to see yet another pro athlete without a pot to piss in.

    Somewhere Mike Tyson is overwhelmed with pride.
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0


    Apparentley the ring has been purchased by a collector and is off the site.
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Juan Gonzalez responds to Canseco


    Well, I just hope that Juan Gone can get close to what he did in...I think in 2001........he will be splitting time in the outfield, hopefully that will help him stay healthy. If he can stay healthy, the Indians got a steal.
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Canseco returns, calls for MLB 'cleanup'



  11. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Now here's a name I simply can't get enough of... :shake:

    "I don't know right now how to attack a breaking ball,"

    Then keep your ass retired.
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



  13. tedginn05

    tedginn05 Newbie

    Watching him pitch is about the funniest thing ever. He couldn't hit the side of a barn with his knuckleball.
  14. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Not to say that his allegations are right or wrong, but if I were an employer of a successful company, I wouldn't re-hire a guy who'd been in the media trashing my business. But if he's still good enough to help a team win some games, I'm sure someone will sign him.
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0




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